NJ0869 - First Congregational Church Spire - Platteville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 44.138 W 090° 28.762
15T E 706336 N 4734539
Quick Description: The First Congregational Church was built in 1869. It is located at 80 Marker St.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 6:27:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM5K21
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
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Long Description:
From the Benchmark database (visit link) :
"DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS STATION IS THE SPIRE ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE TOWN OF PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 90 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF N. COURT STREET AND ABOUT 50 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF MARKET STREET. THE CHURCH WAS ERECTED IN 1893. THE SPIRE IS VERY PROMINENT. THE BASE OF THE SPIRE IS A SQUARE RED BRICK TOWER ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH WITH A LARGE BLACK ARCHED LOUVERED WINDOW ON EACH SIDE AND GABLES AT THE TOP. THE BLACK OCTAGONAL SPIRE WITH A POINTED TIP IS ABOUT 60 FEET HIGH. THE TOTAL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 140 FEET."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

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Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Church Spire

County: Grant

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Platteville Quad

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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NGS PID: NJ0869

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

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